Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran (born 17 February 1991)
is an English singer-songwriter and producer. He was born in Halifax, before moving to Framlingham. He learned to play guitar and started writing songs at a young age. He began recording in 2005 and moved to London in 2008 to pursue a music career. In 2009, he played 312 gigs. In early 2011, Sheeran released an independent extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project which led him to be signed to Asylum / Atlantic Records.
Sheeran broke through commercially in June 2011, when his debut single "The A Team" debuted at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart. Buoyed by the chart success of the singles "The A Team" and "Lego House", his debut album + has been certified 4× platinum in the United Kingdom. In 2012, he won two BRIT Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist, and British Breakthrough of the Year, while "The A Team" also won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. After collaborating with Taylor Swift on a track for her album Red (2012), it was announced that Sheeran will appear as a special guest on Swift's seven-month Red Tour of North America in 2013.
Birth name; Edward Christopher Sheeran
Born; 17 February 1991 (age 21)
Genres; Folk, acoustic,
Occupations;Singer-songwriter, producer, rapper, beatboxer
Instruments; Vocals, guitar, BOSS Loop Pedal RC-30
Years active; 2005–present
Labels; Asylum, Atlantic Records
Associated acts; Jamie Foxx, Example, Snow Patrol, Yelawolf, Devlin, Wiley, Ghetts, P Money, Wretch 32, Sway DaSafo, Jamie Woon, Yasmin, Amy Wadge